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I received my Chemical Engineer degree from the University “Politehnica” Bucharest (UPB), Romania in 2000, followed by the MSc degree in Advanced Chemistry (2001). My PhD research was focused on mechanistic aspects of the reduction of activated carbonyl compounds using b-lactam NADH peptide models, and was conducted at UPB and at the University of the Basque Country, San Sebastián, Spain (Marie Curie RTN5 individual fellowship 2002-2003). I spent several postdoctoral stays at the University of the Basque Country (Organic Chemistry Department, 2006-2008) and the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands (Supramolecular Chemistry and Technology Group, 2009-2011 and NeuroIMaging Group 2011-2013). In November 2013 I moved to the Institute of Nanoscience of Aragon as ARAID-Marie Curie COFUND researcher to work on the development of multifunctional superparamagnetic nanoplatforms for biomedical applications.

Since September 2015 I am a Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSC) Fellow at the NAP group. My MSC Project (OUTstandINg) is a multidisciplinary research project in which we will use bioorthogonal click chemistry as tool to covalently attach magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) to cell surfaces with the aim to address two fundamental questions in the field of magnetic hyperthermia therapy using MNPs: 1) how the subcellular localization (on the plasma membrane or inside the cells) of MNPs affects their heating behaviour when compared to MNPs in solution 2) how MNPs immobilization and sub-lethal magnetic hyperthermia impact different subcellular signalling pathways and the biophysics of cell membranes.

Position: Marie Skłodowska-Curie researcher
Group Member Since: 2013
Nationality: Romanian
Email: rfratila@unizar.es
Tel: +34 876 555 361

Main project: OutStanding

Research interests: Bioorganic Chemistry, Bioorthogonal Chemistry, Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Imaging, Surface Chemistry, Supramolecular Chemistry, Microfluidics, Magnetic Nanoparticles.

Hobbies: reading, cooking, traveling, photography, music, languages, yoga, running, and hiking